The tough choices have to be made. No matter what your political stripe. I don’t know if air strikes are the way to go here, but I’m not the one sitting in the oval orifice.
So O-bomb-a, rather than leading, follows the French and the UN. Tell me again how any of this makes America or O-bomb-a look better in the eyes of the world?
Wait. That was a rhetorical question.
R.S. McCain is also questioning the selective outrage and the outragers.
Meanwhile, The Rhetorican:
Whatâ€™s missing? The ubiquitous sense of outrage in every nook and cranny of Leftie-dom that we couldnâ€™t stop hearing back in 2003, before troops even started packing for Iraq.
True: The outrage is not â€œubiquitous,â€ but what are lefties like Michael Moore going to do? They got nowhere to go. They backed the most left-wing nominee in the Democratic Partyâ€™s history â€” yes, Obama is further left than McGovern or Dukakis â€” and actually managed to getÂ him elected. And the result is . . . ??
Weâ€™re still in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guantanamo is still in business. Bradley Manning is stripped naked in solitary confinement. Now, another military adventure. Youâ€™d think that people whoâ€™d been so blatantly screwed over, bamboozled, sold out, ripped offÂ and stabbed in the back would eventually wise up.
But then again: Theyâ€™re liberals.
Personally, I don’t think O-bomb-a would have called for air strikes on Libya unless it served his political purpose. He may just be bowing to international pressure and hoping to use this for capital later on down the road. He certainly didn’t take any great stand on the issue in the previous weeks, aside from the posturing and speeches with his adminstruation speaking from both sides of the issue thus confusing all parties as to what stance America was going to take.
I believe he wants all unrest in the middle east to continue. It serves as distraction to his radical domestic agenda and if you think he’s going to do anything that helps Israel that he isn’t forced to, then you haven’t been reading the tea leaves properly.
I swear I hadn’t read Instapundit’s article before I wrote that headline.